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ACL tear to shelve Senators' Kovalev

Updated: April 10, 2010, 2:43 PM ET
Associated Press

OTTAWA -- The Ottawa Senators will make their playoff run without veteran forward Alex Kovalev.

The 37-year-old Russian tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during a 4-3 shootout loss to Tampa Bay on Thursday.

"He has a completely torn ACL and a deep bone bruise which has caused him a fair amount of pain," Senators general manager Bryan Murray said Saturday. "He will have surgery probably in two weeks.

"Certainly this year is over. The normal rehab they ...

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